Ever since his rise to stardom a couple of years ago, pretty much every big club in Europe has been linked to Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland. The young striker has taken the Bundesliga by storm and he just keeps getting better.

His team has repeatedly stated that they intend to hold on to him for as long as they can. Nonetheless, his departure seems imminent after watching him score 11 goals with 4 assists on 8 matches across all competitions this season. Clearly, he's ready for a new challenge.

"Dortmund, however, are considering replacements for Haaland, who is set to see a release clause activate in his contract next summer. Inevitably it will trigger interest from a host of Europe's biggest clubs, (Manchester) United included, but they are already considering replacements given they won't be in a position to turn down bids which activate the clause," reported 90min.

Report: Borussia Dortmund Eyeing Manchester United Replacement For Erling Haaland

That's why, according to recent reports, Borussia Dortmund have shown interest in Anthony Martial, who doesn't seem to be on Ole Gunnar Solkajer's good side, especially now with Cristiano Ronaldo in the picture:

"Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is under consideration by Borussia Dortmund as a potential replacement for Erling Haaland - who could leave the club in 2022. Martial has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo late last month, and has failed to impress in a string of recent performances," added the report.

Haaland looks poised to break out as one of the best strikers on the planet, and Dortmund will find it pretty tough to replace him. Martial, albeit never as good as Haaland, could only need a change of scenery to show his best level yet.